Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC / G702ZC / S7ZC with Ryzen 7 1700 8-core CPU and a Radeon RX580 GPU

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  1. Maru

    Maru Notebook Consultant

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    Notebookcheck.com (de) has started testing an Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC. No text yet, but some components listed and some benchmark graphs are posted. (Too bad they don't have the RX580 Omen 17 to compare mobile GPU cooling and performance with 7 memory chips.)
     
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  2. Maru

    Maru Notebook Consultant

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    How'd they achieve that price? Partly with
    Single channel memory default for an 8 core CPU. :(
    SATA III SSD (in a slot capable of NVME x4).
    Click "customize" to
    • increase memory,
    • change storage (many options, The largest storage options more than double the price, perhaps targeted for video editors or big data bases.),
    • upgrade OS to Pro, or
    • select ROG accessories.
    Clicking "preorder" produces a page where the free ROG-branded accessories are included with zero cost. Clicking "customize" produces a page that advertises some "includes free item" ROG-branded accessories, but they are not listed on the manifest, and adding them increases price.
    (So maybe - they are free only in the bundle configuration? or - "free" is short for "free shipping", not free for preorder? or - Excalibur's web site is misconfigured?)

    Also the customize page says it ships in 3-5 days, but that is probably incorrect if they are only accepting preorders at this time.

    The RMA page says low prices are partly due to no refunds, returns forfeit $25 + 15% (so ~$250), return sender pays return shipping cost.
     
  3. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    This is no different than any other laptop when boutique sellers decommission parts to lower the price, it's a common technique, and much appreciated for those trying to afford a laptop and upgrade parts later :)
     
  4. BeastOG

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    Fact of the matter is, even more loaded notebooks still have options to upgrade when it comes to boutiques. I for one like it since it's cheaper to diy (although i'll probably let an expert do the repaste if i get one).
     
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  5. Vistar Shook

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    Review is live, still not complete, especially thermals, but there is more info now, such as benchmarks and translated to english.
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/Live-...zen-7-1700-Radeon-RX-580-Laptop.247548.0.html
     
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    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    Some OEMs already do that but those laptops are absurdly massive and require a delid otherwise they risk melting themselves.
     
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  8. sicily428

    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    With this fan noise (according to NBC), it doesn't have any chance with me.
     
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